Small border town with the Dordogne, Salles-Lavalette includes some 335 inhabitants. The town is located in the Occitan area and is one of the limitations with the langue d'oil. The remote location of major cities of Angouleme and Perigueux in fact a place where there is good food and quiet.
The gastronomic specialties Salles-Lavalette include both those of Périgord and Charente. It is possible to enjoy a good foie gras and cricket Charente.
The vineyards of Cognac communal ran down hills before being ravaged by phylloxera in the 18th century. Large cellars and some converted mansions recall the heyday. If the vines were not replanted, ranchers took over, making the surrounding landscape flowering rapeseed, sunflowers, tobacco, wheat, barley or corn.
The town is ranked among the villages in bloom.
The mill Sartier: This watermill is turned over more than 40 years. Returned to service since 2009 through voluntary involvement of some people, it is now possible to enjoy the bread from flour: the famous proposed bakery Salles-Lavalette Sartier bread. It is possible to visit the mill the first Saturday of the month (10 to 12) or by appointment (for groups and schools) in summer from 15 June to 15 September: visits every Wednesday and Saturday from 10am to 12pm.
The Church of St. Martin: Touching monument Romanesque choir, its large nave, mysteriously broke his bow, his ceiling hull boat overturned, unique in the region, as the story says that carpenters port of La Rochelle lack of work would have come up Salles-Lavalette to restore the church enthroned in the town center. Although far from the sea, St. Martin's Church invites you to travel.
Small restaurant, located opposite the municipal school, where it is possible to enjoy a glass of Pineau des Charentes or sample some local specialties such as foie gras or duck breast.
Jam at the bottom of the village, on the street leading to the football field, offering you to discover the local flavors revisited: classic jams like strawberry or apricot, but other tastes all the more surprising as the eggplant, strawberry, peppers, artichoke, truffle ...
EVENTS AND CELEBRATIONS
Every Friday evening, at the exit of the village school: Market offering fresh produce. Vegetables and fruits organic vegetable sallésien, bread from the bakery of the village, sallésiennes jams, honey and derivatives, goat cheese, meat ... From 16h to 19h on the Town Hall Square.
The first Saturday in August: Moulin Sartier Day. Farmers' Market Country, tour the mill, snacks on-site musical entertainment.
Early December: Christmas market with pig on a spit. Carriage rides and tours for children. Farmers market and local artisans.
ATTRACTIONS, LEISURES AND ACTIVITES AROUND
You can make as many walks and cycling trails qu'équestres around Salles-Lavalette. Similarly, in all the villages around you can admire the many Romanesque churches.
Salles-Lavalette is located 16 km from the Parc Naturel Régional Périgord Limousin, hiking and beautiful scenery not to be missed!
A Montmoreau St. Cybard is a municipal swimming pool for adults and children. Attention, open in summer season only! Located near the sports complex and stadium.
Brantome in the Perigord: Nicknamed the Venice of Perigord and located in the Périgord Vert, the village offers many essential activities such as canoeing, night tours ... Many restaurants where you can taste the specialties of the region for all prices. In summer regattas every Thursday evening.
Aubeterre sur Dronne: Located on the banks of the Dronne, this small village, ranked among the most beautiful villages in France, is full of wonders to discover, such as the monolithic church, the museum located on the main square in the heart of this small village typical. For smaller families, a range has been built on the banks of the river plunge, playground for children, petanque, tennis courts and picnic tables.
In summer, in all the surrounding villages, held the "merrymaking" holiday villages, according to the Commons, bric a brac, rides, farmers markets countries, refreshment, entertainment and activities.